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The second River to River Yard Sale is planned July 6-9 in Southernmost Illinois. The Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau notes that the idea for the River to River yard sale came after Julie Ames and her sister Sabra Smith visited the 100 Mile Yard Sale in a neighboring state.   After visiting...
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Twelve cyclists participating in the 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride left the Cherokee Nation Tuesday, May 30, to begin a three-week, 950-mile trek retracing the northern route of the Trail of Tears. The journey is scheduled to bring the riders through Western Kentucky and...
Flood warnings continued last week for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the region. The website for the National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on May 31 that a flood warning continued for the Ohio River at the Grand Chain dam and at Cairo. The warning for the Ohio River affected...
Flood warnings continued this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. Union County is bordered by both of the rivers. The National Weather Service office at Paducah reported early this week on its website that a flood warning for the Mississippi...
Dr. Susan Spellman, known in Anna and Jonesboro schools and among her squad of volunteers as the tutoring lady, is retiring. For the past 14 years, Spellman, a Jonesboro resident, has trained and directed a volunteer program to tutor at-risk students in 1st through 8th grades in Anna and Jonesboro...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...
Area residents once again face the impact of major flooding. Rivers rose to flood levels after very heavy rain fell in the region. Flood warnings were in effect late last week for rivers throughout the region. Heavy rain was falling in Union County Thursday morning, when this issue of Monday’s Pub...
Historian and author Darrel Dexter, standing, shared some stories about the Union County area’s history during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna.
A new edition of a book about Union County history was featured during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.” The PAST...
Water rushed over a ford at the Trail of Tears State Forest last Saturday morning following a night of very heavy rain fall.
Union County officials were hoping for the best as major flood conditions were in the forecast this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. The hopeful outlook came even as forecasts were calling for the possibility of more heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday, today....

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